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The UNDerwater Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of North Dakota (UND) is seeking either an MS or PhD level graduate student to explore how climate change will impact recreational anglers in the Prairie Pothole Region.  The Prairie Pothole Region is mostly known for waterfowl production, but also contains tremendous recreational fisheries.  Project goals include 1) assessing how changing water levels will impact angler access and opportunities, 2) predicting how anglers will use lakes given predicted changes in fish communities and dynamic water levels, and 3) evaluating how angler expenditures could vary according to changes in water levels, access, and fish communities.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in field work (water sampling, fish community assessments, and creel surveys), work as part of a larger cross-disciplinary team (hydrology, aquatic ecology, human ecology), and communicate their work to multiple stakeholders (state and federal).  This project is especially suited for someone interested in fisheries management, coupled social-ecological systems, translational ecology, actionable science, and systems thinking.  The successful candidate will be primarily supported on a Graduate Research Assistantship (plus tuition waiver) and will also contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Biology (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Farts-sciences.und.edu%2Facademics%2Fbiology%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cefredric%40nmsu.edu%7C0a15f1f2dc6c40335f7508da8607d48a%7Ca3ec87a89fb84158ba8ff11bace1ebaa%7C1%7C0%7C637969665435182919%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=8PEZAYU%2FbfM59UA710It15yUBEK4wh41OfmZE81CQbM%3D&reserved=0) by serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.  The project is flexible, and the student is encouraged to outline opportunities that align with their career goals.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in taking a cross-disciplinary approach to understand how climate change will impact inland recreational fisheries.  The desired start date is January 2023 or May 2023.  To begin the application process, please submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) resume or CV, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) a list of three references and their contact information.  Email the file in one PDF document to Dr. Mark Kaemingk ([email protected]) using the subject line âÂ?ÂoGraduate position in recreational fisheriesâÂ?.  Applications will be screened immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this job email your details to mark.kaemingk@und.edu

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